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C3West Women of Fairfield wins Best Arts Program at the 2016 FBi SMAC Awards!

BEST ARTS PROGRAM

Women Of Fairfield (MCA C3West, PYT | Fairfield, STARTTS)

Fairfield is one of Australia’s most multicultural cities, and the impact of its cultural, ethnic and religious differences is extraordinary. This live art event, curated by Anne Loxley and Karen Therese and facilitated by Jiva Parthipan, sought to explore the complex question of what it means to be a woman in Fairfield. Cars decorated by Aboriginal, Iraqi and Khmer women blasted collages of sound and music as they did laps of Fairfield’s streets at dusk. Live and filmed performances of local female martial artists upended a male-dominated cultural tradition. The project comprised two years of collaboration with local communities, and the result was a vivid celebration of diversity and womanhood. The project artists were Kate Blackmore, Hissy Fit and Maria Tran, Claudia Nicholson, and Zoe Scoglio. Women of Fairfield was a collaboration between the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia’s C3West program, Powerhouse Youth Theatre (PYT) and the NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS).

See a list of all the other winners on the FBi website HERE!

Image credit: Diabolique Events

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PASSING/PARADES | Success Gallery | Fremantle, WA | DOCUMENTATION

An exhibition walk-through from PASSING/PARADES at Success Gallery is now online.

PASSING / PARADES, featuring Frances Barrett, Justin Shoulder & Bhenji Ra, Hissy Fit, Claudia Nicholson, Elliott Bryce Foulkes, Torrie Torrie, Liam Colgan, Anna Dunnill, Anna McMahon, and Salote Tawale.

3 September – 2 October 2016 at Success, Fremantle, WA

PASSING / PARADES is a collective exhibition that explores modalities of visibility in relation to queer bodies, queer spaces and queer communities. It is curated by Kate Britton.

Hidden and invisible queerness; costumes; disguises; tattoos; yellow socks; codes; passing (as straight); #orlando; queer spaces; flagging; turning; clubbing; vogueing; queer bodies in public spaces; Stonewall; Bowie; coming out vs. the closet; cruising; butch or femme; top or bottom; Prince; Pilari; queer languages; poppers; transgressive sexualities; bears and twinks; queer families; ACT-UP; allies; archives; assholes; Mardi Gras; pussy; parades and parties; riots and activism; gays bash back; #twomenkissing; slogans, badges, icons; Safe Schools; bois and gurls; pink dollars; pink-washing; pink bubble; inclusion, exclusion
– PASSING / PARADES concerns itself with myriad forms and experiences of visibility for queers of all kinds.

PASSING / PARADES is out of the closet and into the streets, baby. We’re here, we’re queer, and we’d like to say hello.

 

Passing Parades, Video Documentation from Success on Vimeo.

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Heaven | Hissy Fit | Vote For Me | Fontanelle Gallery

Hissy Fit present our new performance, video and installation work Heaven for Vote For Me at Fontanelle Gallery, Adelaide, 4 September – 2 October 2016.

VOTE FOR ME/FONTANELLE/FELTSPACE/FORMAT GALLERY

Frances Barrett
Mia van den Bos
Ashleigh D’Antonio
Hissy Fit
Romi Graham
Sasha Grbich
Elvis Richardson & Virginia Fraser
Mary-Jean Richardson
Sera Waters

Vote For Me is a national multi-venue feminist exhibition that engages with ideas of self-promotion in contemporary visual arts practice and considers the nature of women’s practice as holding up a collective presence as opposed to the heroism of the lone artist. The statistical position of women in art is a platform to think about self-promotion as an articulation or position responding to women in the hierarchy of art.

The exhibition invites artists to respond to ideas of self-aggrandisement, vulnerability, discomfort with self-advancement and ways of measuring of success. The exhibition will show across Adelaide artist-run-initiatives Fontanelle Gallery, FELTspace and Format Gallery, and is facilitated by curatorial team, POWERHOUSE: Kate Power & Brigid Noone.

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VIDEO OEDIV – opening night talks and performances

Hissy Fit will be part of the Video as Document discussion facilitated by Frances Barrett at tonight’s opening of Video oediV at Campbelltown Arts Centre. We will also be performing an iteration of our work Sperminator as part of the evening’s performance program.

VIDEO OEDIV Opening Night

Talks, performances and music, 5-9pm, Friday, 15 January.

Discussion – 5-5.30pm
Video as Representation facilitated by Megan Monte

Discussion – 5.30-6pm
Video as Document facilitated by Frances Barrett

Performances – 7-8pm
By Giselle Stanborough, Rosie Deacon, Hissy Fit and Angela Tiatia, facilitated by Amrita Hepi.

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VIDEO OEDIV – Campbelltown Arts Centre

Hissy Fit have been commissioned to produce a new video work by Campbelltown Arts Centre for the upcoming exhibition VIDEO OEDIV opening 15 January 2016. Video oediV is an immersive installation of newly commissioned and existing video artworks by fifteen artists from Australia, USA, Germany, London, Thailand and Brazil. Though altered forms of portraiture Video oediV explores the diversity of representation, ideas around visibility, influence and experience of female form and the social body through technology. It is about the subtleties of presence, while considering the gaze of another within a universal digital language.Video oediV scratches the surface of a rich territory, a long history of many voices contributing to a discussion about representation today. The exhibition runs 16 January to 20 March.